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COVID Tales – Road to recovery –  A Few Learnings in handling long recovery ailments

As we all know, given the urgency due to the outbreak of the pandemic, approvals for Covid vaccinations were fast tracked. This did not give pharma companies enough time to complete clinical trials and prepare everyone for protocols to handle adverse reactions. While this was done for the larger good, it has meant quite aContinue reading COVID Tales – Road to recovery –  A Few Learnings in handling long recovery ailments

Off The Beaten Track – Travel blog – Rameshwar – Chettinad – Madurai- Part 2

The Bangala – excitement of a surprise guestAs we moved in to enjoy our stay at The Bangala we could sense  the pristine glory of this  nice and spacious 90+ year old property. It has a pool with a lot of greenery and open space which gives it a colonial club type feel. When weContinue reading “Off The Beaten Track – Travel blog – Rameshwar – Chettinad – Madurai- Part 2”

Off The Beaten Track – Travel blog – Rameshwar – Chettinad – Madurai

Recently my parents joined a package tour covering Rameshwar-Chettinad- Madurai. They were all praise for the Rameshwaram temple, chettiar mansions at Chettinad and of course the Meenakshi Amman temple at Madurai.  We too  decided to explore this route on our own to be able to do it at our own pace. Rameshwar and Madurai areContinue reading Off The Beaten Track – Travel blog – Rameshwar – Chettinad – Madurai

Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav- Statue of Unity Travel log

Celebrating the 75th independence day, I had quite a few exciting moments. On 15th Aug, one of my friends shared a reprint of the 15th Aug 1947 edition of Free Press journal. While going through the paper, I came across this very interesting advertisement from Tata Mills on the state of India’s per capita clothContinue reading Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav- Statue of Unity Travel log

Moveover Teenagers- here come the Seenagers 

Just like you , I too have heard of generational cohorts like Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y , Millennials, Gen Z. With members of each cohort going through the adolescent / teenager and other phases. But the other day, while researching a project for elderly, I came across the term “Seenagers”. I was aContinue reading Moveover Teenagers- here come the Seenagers “

Musings of an Undercover Economist – Visit to a barber

Everyone has his/ her favourite hangout place; be it the corner Irani restaurant or tea stall or the garden bench to catch up on neighbourhood gossip. For me, it’s my monthly visit to my barber. His shop was started by his father and then he was introduced to the business. He has been around forContinue reading “Musings of an Undercover Economist – Visit to a barber”

COVID Tales – Miracle of the Human Body

As a non-medico, I have always been fascinated by the human body- right from its journey from the womb to birth and thereafter. Functionalities, redundancies built in, the ability of the brain to learn, control and maintain the immune system to fight challenges thrown by the external environment; is nothing short of a miracle. I’mContinue reading “COVID Tales – Miracle of the Human Body”

Travel Blog- The Taj Mahal- story of the perfect shot and more..

In 2020, my son had planned to visit us in Mumbai from the USA around April/ May before plunging into his internship. But then the pandemic broke in April 2020 and all travel plans got cancelled and the wait became longer. Now finally after two and a half years as his Feb-end 2022 travel dateContinue reading “Travel Blog- The Taj Mahal- story of the perfect shot and more..”

Speculation is the new luxury

Recently, I came across a few interesting reads (Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel ; Adventure Capitalism- an article in The Economist, 27th Nov and Seth’s Blog – Speculation is the new luxury good) which provide a good perspective on what’s happening in the world of investment and wealth creation. In this blog, I intendContinue reading “Speculation is the new luxury”

Covid Times – And the inevitable happened !

Since the pandemic set in march 2020, I have tried off and on to chronicle through my COVID Times blog series on how everyone has been gearing up in their own unique way to help friends and family cope with the situation. Be it community support during strict lock downs, to exercises or family meetContinue reading “Covid Times – And the inevitable happened !”